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Poster: Victor3 Date: May 28, 2009 4:33pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: How to correct a title already uploaded?

Ah, I had overlooked this possibility!
* But if the year field for these books is complete, why does this information not show up in the normal search
http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=title%3A(mikrokosmus)%20AND%20creator%3A(lotze) ? That would be very useful!

* The presentation of the search results as HTML table does not work in my Firefox 3.0.10 (nor in IE). The data are not shown at all. Can you tell me why? The XML format works.

* The volume information could go into the title or into the volume field, or both. Both would work equally well for me.

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Poster: hank_b Date: May 28, 2009 5:38pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: How to correct a title already uploaded?

I'm also using Firefox 3.0.10 (on a Mac). I see the link to my search query didn't quite make it through the forum system intact, so maybe that's part of the problem you had. Let's try this: http://preview.tinyurl.com/kmydn5 . The search engine is sometimes a little slow to respond - if you see something like "waiting for homeserver7.us.archive.org" in the status bar, be patient.

The basic search only displays a certain fixed set of fields; no matter how we tweak that set, something that someone wants to see included will be left out. Thus the advanced search: you get to choose which fields you want to see.

I've implemented volume-seeking, and volume info is now being added as we process (or reprocess) Google books. So far we've climbed from 15 Google books with volume info to 30.

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Poster: Victor3 Date: May 28, 2009 9:10pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: How to correct a title already uploaded?

* Thank you, now (at another computer) it works. Great, I should have tried it before!
I just saw that now the year always appears in the detail window of every book, in brackets behind the title. If I am not mistaken, that was not so a few weeks ago.

* I just realised how many new texts there are in Google in my field of interest (philosophy in German). It is a lot of work to download and upload them. I hope others or the team is working on this too and have a more efficient way of doing it.

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Poster: hank_b Date: May 28, 2009 9:43pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: How to correct a title already uploaded?

What appears in parens after the title on the details page is actually the "date" field, not the "year." The two values are often the same, but not always. "Year" is when the particular item was published; "date" pertains to the series the item belongs to.

So for periodicals, "date" is when the series began (or sometimes the range of years the series covered), while "year" will be when a single issue was published. See, for instance, http://www.archive.org/details/ntsiklopediches01andrgoog .

Books usually have a single publication date, used for both "date" and "year", although that, too, can be complicated by multiple editions, translations, etc.